Wei Leng Tay: Interior Living

Carl Licata

In early 2009, Wei Leng Tay spent several months in Fukuoka, Japan working on the series Where do we go from here? Before her sojourn, she had an outsiders impression of Japans politics, economy, and culture. Through this project, she has gained a clearer understanding of what it is to be Japanese, witnessing the overwhelming societal pressure to maintain age-old traditions and attitudes, to follow rules, and to place society before self.